Caramel Corn, what's not to love? It's crunchy, it's sweet, a little bit salty and very addictive! But, when you think about it, what is caramel corn? Or more importantly, what makes GOOD, FRESH Gourmet Caramel Popcorn?
For starters, you need high-quality ingredients. Starting with the popcorn kernel. If you want light, fluffy popcorn with just a little tug not just any kernel will do. At Kidd's Pop Shop we use Non-GMO, Gluten Free Mushroom popcorn. Mushroom popcorn is different than the kind of popcorn you find in the grocery store or at the movies (typically called Butterfly Popcorn). Mushroom popcorn looks like, well, a mushroom top when it's popped. Butterfly popcorn lays flat and looks like, you guessed it, a butterfly. Butterfly popcorn is more fragile with less surface area and when you’re mixing the corn with the liquid, the popcorn tends to break into smaller pieces. Mushroom popcorn, on the other hand, creates a large poof and allows for more surface area to be coated with the sweet, caramel candy flavor.
As for the caramel, there are many options and flavor profiles out there. Overall, the key to flavorful caramel popcorn is to make sure the caramel has the right consistency. Too thick and the caramel will clump, to thin and it runs off the popcorn into the bottom of the bowl. After years of perfecting the recipe Kidd's Pop Shop Caramel delivers just the right about of caramel to popcorn ratio. Most caramel corn is made with sugar, water and caramel candy. Depending on taste some prefer caramel corn to have a light taste or even a toffee flavor. Our caramel has a secret ingredient that gives it a rich, mouthwatering, deep caramel flavor which creates an artisan popcorn experience.
True Gourmet Popcorn must be made in small batches and watched continually. Caramel sauce is temperamental and must be stirred constantly to ensure the caramel is the perfect flavor, consistency, and quality.
We think Caramel Corn is not only the ultimate snack it's also fun to eat and makes a beautiful gift or addition to any snack table. Try your hand at making some homemade corn or order ours online and have shipped right to your door. At Kidd's we make all our gourmet popcorn in small batches, quality control and test each batch and bag and ship on the same day. The result is a truly gourmet experience. Either way you go we hope you love caramel corn as much as we do!